Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #75 Greatest Movie of All Time. It was the first inclusion of this film on the list.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
While inspecting the body in the morgue, Tibbs inspects the left hand and after placing the hand down the body takes a short breath of air.
No uppercase ("capital") letters are used in the opening and closing credits, including the film's title, cast and characters, crew and job titles, and company credits.
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